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Exotic Shorthair Cat Society
Our AGM was held on Sunday, 2 April 2006, with only a few in attendance.
The Officers and Committee for the year are as follows: President - Mr Gordon Butler; Chairman - Mr Stuart McEwen; Vice-Chairman - Mrs Louvane Stevenson; Treasurer - Mrs Julie Bevis; Secretary - Mrs Barbara McEwen; Membership Secretary - Mrs Julie Bevis; Welfare Co-ordinator - Mrs Louvane Stevenson; Cup & Show Support Secretary - Mrs Brenda Agombar; Minutes Secretary/Breed Recorder - Mrs Janet Gee; Journal/Newsletter Editor - Mr Jerry Munroe; Kitten Register - Mr Jerry Munroe. Committee - Mr Charlie Agombar, Mr Michael Barsley, Miss Chris Hazel, Mrs Chris Thomas and Mr John Walker. GCCF Delegates - Mr John Walker and Mr Gordon Butler. BAC Delegates - Mrs Janet Gee, Mr Stuart McEwen, Mrs Barbara McEwen, Mrs Louvane Stevenson and Mr Michael Barsley. Reserves are Mr John Walker and Mr Jerry Munroe. Show Manager - Mr Stuart McEwen. Assistants - Mrs Barbara McEwen and Mrs Julie Bevis.
A raffle was held which raised some money for Club funds.

Please note, to claim your rosettes from your show wins, contact our Cup & Show Support Secretary, Mrs Brenda Agombar, The Laurels, 39 Park Drive, Wickford, Essex SS12 9DJ. Tel 01268 761959.

Any Members with Kittens For Sale, please let our National Kitten Register Co-ordinator, Jerry Munroe, know, as the register is rather depleted at the moment. His phone number is 01434 382898 or e-mail Errisask@aol.com

This is the final reminder for items for the June Newsletter. Jerry Munroe is waiting for all your contributions. Please send them NOW! Newsletter adverts £5 per quarter page, Journal adverts £10 full page, £1 extra for each photo. Jerry’s address is Far Hilltop Farm, Blagill, Alston, Cumbria CA9 3NB.

Our website has been up and running for some time now, don’t forget Members can advertise kittens/cats for sale at a cost of £10 for six months. Also, if you have your own website, you can be linked to ours, or if you haven’t a website you can still have a card displayed with your details on. Our webmaster, Deborah Sabine will design your advert for you and put your link on, just give her the details, contact her on the website. Website address is exoticshorthaircatsociety.co.uk

A reminder to those who still haven’t paid their subscriptions, which were due on 1 January. These should be paid without delay. Single £5.50, Joint £7.50, Junior if 50% of single. Please send them to Mrs J. Bevis, Home From Home, 1346 Lincoln Road, Werrington, Peterborough, Cambs PE4 6LP.

On behalf of the Officers and Committee, may I wish all our Members a happy and successful year and look forward to seeing more good quality Exotics on the show bench.

We are having a stall at the Suffolk & Norfolk show on 20 May, and hopefully one at the Lincoln Show on 8 July. If anyone has any books, CDs or videos in good condition that they don’t want, please let us have them so we can raise some money for the Society and its Welfare Rescue funds.
Barbara McEwen (Mrs), Hon Secretary & Asst Show Manager

The Bedford & District Cat Club

The AGM of the Club will be held on Sunday, 18 June at 2.30pm at The Village Hall, Steppingly, Beds.

Further details will be sent to fully paid-up Members nearer the date of the AGM. Items for the Agenda should be sent to the Hon Secretary by 15 May 2006. Nominations for Committee membership are requested from fully paid-up Members of the Club. Nominees must be proposed and seconded and must countersign the nomination to signify consent. Nominations should be sent to the Hon Secretary, Mrs L. Ward, 12 Fairford Crescent, Downhead Park, Milton Keynes MK16 9AG by 31 May 2006.

Subscriptions became due on 1 January and should be sent to Mr Les Moore, Hon Treasurer, Bedford & District Cat Club, 251 High Street South, Dunstable, Beds LU6 3HY.

Membership rates remain unchanged at £4.50 single member, £6 joint members and £1.50 for juniors/OAPs.
Linda Ward, Hon Secretary

Gwynedd Cat Club

We would like to draw exhibitors’ attention to the fact that, unfortunately, two judges have been transposed in the Show Schedule.

Class 151, Usual Somali Kitten, should read Ms Knight and Class 152, AC Turkish Vankedisi Kitten Assessment, should read Mr Leigh.

The online schedule has been amended.
D. Tomlinson (Mrs), Show Manager

Blue Persian Cat Society

The AGM of the Blue Persian Cat Society will be held at 2pm on Sunday, 7 May 2006 at Frenchay Village Hall, Bristol. We hope to see you there.

Do you have a top winning Blue? Fully paid-up Members have the chance of competing for the BPCS Points Trophy. Points can be claimed for Open Class wins (including Imperial, Grand, Champion, Premier Kitten Classes) at GCCF Championship Shows - 1 point for each win, 2 points for an Open win at the Blue Persian Cat Society Show and/or the GCCF Supreme Show.

Exhibitors must be fully paid-up Members at the time of the win (points will not be awarded for classes if the Challenge Certificate has been withheld). Claim forms can be downloaded from the club website - www.BluePersian.org.uk and are available from the Hon Cup and Show Support Secretary, Jenny Plant, 45 Teme Road, Cradley, Halesowen, Worcs BG3 2LU.
G. Miller (Ms), Hon Secretary

Rex Cat Club

Our AGM was held on 9 April 2006 in the Lewis Silkin Suite, Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage, Herts, and was very well attended.
We welcome Ms Jean Clare as our President.

Due to the resignation of Mrs Pamela Anderson and Mrs Lisa Peterson, all nominees on the ballot papers were accepted onto the Committee. We were very sorry to lose both Pamela and Lisa. We thank them for their help and input whilst on our Committee and wish them every success with the Selkirk Rex Cat Club.

The Officers and Committee are: Mr Peter Williams - Chairman; Mr John Hansson - Vice-Chairman; Mrs Susan Luxford-Watts - Hon Treasurer/Membership Secretary; Mrs Ann Wrighton - Hon Secretary/Welfare Officer; Mrs Jane Keates - Show Support Secretary; Mrs Marion Drake - Rex Press Editor; Mrs Jackie Green; Mr Trevor Green; Miss Elsie Hummerston - Kitten Register; Mrs Mo MacDonnell and Mrs Christine Thompson. We welcome our new members, Mrs Patricia Billingham, Mr Ian Macro and Mrs Philippa Seager. BAC Representatives are Mrs Jackie Green and Mrs Susan Luxford-Watts. Delegates to GCCF are Mrs Susan Luxford-Watts and Mr Ian Macro.

The raffle raised £72, which this year goes into Club funds. Name that dog raised £18.
Ann Wrighton, Hon Secretary

East Sussex Cat Club

The latest points totals for the Cat of the Year Competition are as follows:
Gr Ch Riascatz Look At Me 168
UK Gr Pr Avalanche Forever Ellie 132
Gr Pr Mainman Burmastar 99
Jomese Jack The Lad 78
Gr Pr Fortis Harvest Moon 56
Gr Pr Brighthelm Mungojerrie 54
Jomese The Joker 50
Ch Coontastic Luigi 49
Imp Gr Ch Riascatz Shestheone 47
Tusindi Infinitesse 42
Gr Ch Jakatta Araminta 40
Macoys New Year Eve 39
Dotcom Sampson 38
Pr Mainman Rajah 30
Ferrersford Figaro 26
Jomese Jeanie Blue Eyes 25
Coontastic Thierry 25
UK Gr Ch & Int Gr Ch Jakatta Desdemona 23
Gr Ch Gr Pr Chuasiri Salam 18
Ch Macoys Nodebate 17
Gr Pr Mymystic Nimrod 16
Tonkaholics Antares 16
Macoys Japanese Zelkova 16
Gr Ch Aromana Bootyliscious 15
Moulin De Crecy Valentino 13
Macoys Valentine Girl 11
Macoys Chocolate Yocam 10
Macoys Jasmeen 5
Macoys Mandarin Orange 3
Macoys Princesse Diana 3
Please note - last accepted show date for this year’s competition is 17 June 2006. The winner will be presented with the trophy at the ESCC Show on 16 July 2006.

The new competition starts with shows on 24 June 2006. Details of new competitions will be available from myself or the ESCC website nearer the time.
Graham Scullard, Competition Organiser

Midshires Siamese Cat Association

Following an excellent lunch, the Club’s AGM was held at the Angel Hotel in Leamington Spa on Sunday, 9 April 2006.

The following changes have been made. Gillian Mason (Hon Secretary) is moving to Scotland later this year and has reluctantly had to retire from the position, but will remain on the Committee. Her place is taken by Mrs D. Marsden, 20 St John’s Close, Heather, Nr Colesville, Leics LE67 2QL. Tel. 01530 264899. Mrs S. Roberts replaced Miss J. Heale on her retirement from the Midshires last year, was confirmed as Hon Treasurer. Her address is 41 Pennine Way, Ashby de la Zouch, Leics LE65 1EW. Tel. 01530 415410.

Mrs S. Roberts has also taken over the Membership Secretary and remains the person to contact for the Kitten Register. If you win a Midshires Club Class the person to contact for a rosette is our new Show Support Secretary, Mrs J. Sheldon, 16 Heath Close, Tipton, West Midlands DY4 7PB. Mr M. Biddlecombe, 30 High Park Ave, Wollaston, Stourbridge, W. Midlands DY8 3NH, continues as Cup Secretary.

Thankfully, Mrs J. Gamble continues as our Chairman with Mr J. Roberts as Vice-Chair. The Committee Members are Mr M. Biddlecombe, Miss C. Godwin, Mrs D. Harper, Mrs J. Sheldon, Dr G. Mason and Mr J. Roberts.

Look forward to seeing you at the Midshires Show at the Town Hall, Leamington Spa on Saturday, 6 May.
Gillian Mason

Shropshire Cat Club

The AGM of the above Club was held on Sunday, 9 April 2006 at The Ashfields Community Lounge, Ashfields, Oakengates, Telford, Shropshire.

The Officers and Committee are as follows: Patron: Mrs Jean Crockart; President: Mrs S. Bullock; Vice-Presidents: Mrs S. Gibbons, Mrs J. Huyton; Chairman: Mr M. Coomer; Vice-Chairman: Miss S. J. Tonkinson; Hon Treasurer: Mrs M. Parkinson; Hon Secretary: Mrs G. Browning; Committee: Mrs S. Bowen, Ms D. North, Mr M. Lewis, Mrs I. Lewis, Mrs M. Eadon-Mills, Mrs S. Moreland, Mrs J. Coomer.
G. Browning, Hon Secretary

Bristol & District Cat Club

The AGM was held on Sunday, 9 April at Lincombe Barn, Ovrndale Road, Downend, Bristol.
Full details of the Officers and Committee are: President - Mrs Joan Judd; Vice-Presidents - Mr Peter Neville and Mr Roy Williams; Chairman - Mr Stephen Jater; Vice-Chairman - Mr Paul Rogoll; Secretary - Mrs Sue Rogoll; Treasurer - Mrs Kay Jater; GCCF Delegate - Mrs Jackie Steele; Second Delegate - Mrs Yve Crook; Membership Secretary - Mrs Ann Bresnan; Newsletter Editor - Miss Mary Donlin; Welfare - Mrs Jackie Steele; Trophy Secretary - Mrs Jackie Steele; Kitten Register - Mrs Dot Thomson; Committee Members - Mrs Jackie Morris, Dr Ian Jarvis, Dr Kym Jarvis.
Sue Rogoll, Hon Secretary

Classic Turkish Van Cat Association

The AGM of the Classic Turkish Van Cat Association was held on 23 April 2006.
Newly elected onto the Committee are Mr A. Baker, Mrs T. Baker and Miss M. Upham. The Officers and Committee are as follows: Chairperson - Mrs J. Johnson; Vice-Chairperson - Mrs P. Blacklock; Hon Treasurer - Mrs N. Goulter; Hon Secretary - Miss M. Upham; Show Support Secretary - Mrs N. Goulter; Magazine Co-ordinator - Mrs S. Stocker; Membership Secretary - Mrs J. Albon; Miss J. Hurn and Mrs J. Eales. Mrs J. Johnson was elected as Chairperson; Mrs P. Blacklock elected as Vice-Chairperson and Miss Marianne Upham was elected as Hon Secretary. The Club’s GCCF Delegate is Mrs N. Goulter. The BAC Representatives are Mr S. Lloyd, Mrs N. Goulter, Mr A. Baker, Mrs T. Baker, Mrs S. Stocker and as Reserve Mrs S. Lloyd. Welfare Co-ordinator is Mrs Jenny Eales (01945 780691). Kitten Register is Mrs Marianne Upham (01460 54401).

On behalf of the Officers and Committee of the CTVCA, I would like to sincerely thank all our Members for their continued support and look forward to seeing them out and about during the coming year.
Marianne Upham, Hon Secretary

The Scottish Cat Club

Our AGM was held on Sunday 9 April 2006 at the BBC Club in Glasgow. Both Lenny Pontello and Elisabeth Stark were re-elected to Committee unopposed and Margaret Bowes has taken over duty as Treasurer from Gillian Greer.

Officers and Committee Members are now as follows: Miss Pamela Read (Chairman), Mr Ian Thomson (Vice Chairman), Mrs Margaret Bowes (Hon Treasurer), Ms Elisabeth Stark (Hon Secretary, show support secretary and GCCF delegate), Mrs Caroline Thomson (membership secretary), Miss Moira Kim (trophy secretary), Miss Lorraine Pontello (website manager), Miss Gillian Greer, Mr Tommy McIlree, Mrs Linda McIlree, Mr Lenny Pontello and Ms Elizabeth Stewart.

News from the AGM includes the recent redesign and relaunch of our club website (www.scottishcatclub.co.uk), which now has a lot more information on our shows, club history and more.

We are pleased to say that breeders taking space on the website can now include details of available kittens, and expected litters, as well as their breeders card and details of stud cats. The subscription for all of this is a very reasonable £5 per year. We also had a really good discussion about how to make our next show, our Golden Jubilee, extra-special, and you can read about what has been proposed on our website.

We finished the meeting with the awarding of trophies: many congratulations to the owners of the winning cats. No-one seemed to be in any hurry to leave after the formal business of the meeting was concluded and we all had a very pleasant time catching up with existing friends and making new ones. We hope to see as many of you as possible again next year.
Elisabeth Stark, Hon Secretary

Chester & North Wales Cat Club

The Club will be making its annual visit to Chester Zoo on Saturday, 21 May, meeting at the main gate at 11.30am. All Members and friends are welcome to join the Committee at one of the super highlights of the Club’s calendar.

We try to arrange for fine weather, but nevertheless, even if it is raining, we always have a great day out, so do come along, bring the children or grandchildren, they will love to see all the new babies at the zoo. Telephone me on 0161 437 9675.
Betty M. Conway, Hon Secretary


Ocicat BAC
Would Candidates and Representatives please note the next meeting of the Ocicat BAC will be held on 11 June 2006 at Bracknell Sports & Leisure Centre, Bagshot Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 9SE, commencing at 11am.

All matters relating to the above BAC should be made in writing, marked for my attention and sent to me, Hilary Dean, 37 Alfred Road, Birchington On Sea, Kent CT7 9NJ before 11 May 2006.
Hilary Dean